Police arrest four juveniles in series of San Francisco cellphone thefts
San Francisco Police have announced the arrests of multiple juveniles in a series of cellphone thefts in late December.
In the first, around 11:30 AM on Wednesday, December 18, officers responded to the unit block of Carlton B. Goodlett Place to investigate a reported robbery that occurred in the Polk and Hayes Street area. A woman told them she’d been walking on Polk Street and passed five subjects, one of whom allegedly grabbed her, took her phone, and then fled with the rest of them.
Two more occurred on Friday, December 20.
Around 2:20 PM, officers responded to the area of Hayes and Larkin Streets, where a woman said she’d been approached from behind by two male subjects, one of whom grabbed her phone from her hands and fled.
In the second, less than half an hour later, Tenderloin Station officers responded to the area of McAllister and Hyde Streets. The victim told them she’d been waiting at a bus stop when two male subjects approached her and one took her phone. Both then fled.
An SFPD motorcycle unit subsequently detained two 15-year-old juvenile males in the area. They were cited and transported to the Huckleberry Community Assessment and Resource Center.
Robbery Detail continued investigating and determined that the two cited juveniles, as well as two others, had been responsible for all three robberies.
On January 2, officers from San Francisco, Hercules, and Richmond PDs served search warrants in Hercules and Richmond, taking all four into custody on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy.